Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountain Adventures

From Zipline adventures and whitewater rafting excursions to exploring trails throughout the Appalachian Mountains, Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains puts visitors within easy access of numerous Tennessee adventures. Under Canvas is available to assist with arranging nearby adventures during your stay.

National Park Tours

Driving Tours

Length of Trip: Half Day (4-5 hours) | Full Day (8 – 10 hours)
Restrictions: Minimum 2 participants
Includes: Camp Pick-Up | Snacks

Discover the Great Smoky Mountains at your own pace. There is so much to see and do in the area and we have the professional guides and naturalists to be by your side throughout the whole journey. Customize your driving tour the way you and your group want it. Get out and take short walks, long walks or no walks at all. Learn the history of this beautiful gem while sharing time with your loved ones.

Hiking Tours

Length of Trip: Half Day (4-5 hours) | Full Day (8 – 10 hours)
Restrictions: Minimum 2 participants
Includes: Camp Pick-Up | Snacks

Explore the best of Great Smoky Mountain National Park has to offer with expert guides. You may explore hidden trails to view wildflowers in the spring, stroll along pristine streams to settler homesteads or even challenge yourself to hike a small section of the famous Appalachian Trail. The choice is yours and the mountains are calling!

 

Fly Fishing

Length of Trip: Half Day (4 hours)
Tour Days & Times: Daily, 10 AM and Sunset
Restrictions: Minimum Age 7 Years | Fishing Licenses not included
Includes: Camp Pick-Up | Fishing Rods | Waders | Boots

The Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas are a haven for fly fishing. With over 700 miles of wild trout streams, this landscape provides some epic wade fishing for beginners and experts alike. Join a professional guide on water sections that best fit your group. Get ready to throw some string in the drink in one of the last wild trout fisheries in the eastern US!

 

Pink Jeep Tours

Pick your sights. The perfect Pink Jeep tour awaits you! All tours have breathtaking views, guides with knowledge of everything Great Smoky Mountains.

Roaring Fork

Length of Trip: 2.5 hours
Tour Days & Times: Daily, Morning & Afternoon

Travel through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. You’ll take in the sights of the shops and Smoky Mountain attractions from your seat in a custom-built, open-air Pink® Jeep® Wrangler. At the end be thrilled in an exciting 4×4 off-road adventure.

Newfound Gap

Length of Trip: 3 hours
Tour Days & Times: Daily, Morning & Afternoon

Newfound Gap’s main attraction is its stunning viewpoint. It stretches as far as your imagination no matter the season. Enjoy several stops near streams and lookouts for photographs to share.

Foothills Parkway

Length of Trip: 3 hours
Tour Days & Times: Daily, Morning & Afternoon

This tour includes the breathtaking beauty along the Foothills Parkway. Foothills Parkway is touted by many as “the prettiest drive in America.”

Valleys & Views

Length of Trip: 2 hours
Tour Days & Times: Daily, Morning, Afternoon & Evening

We’ll take you on a vivid, fall foliage tour to a wonderland of the most magnificent autumn vistas in the nation. Relax on this 2-hour breathtaking guided tour in our iconic, heated Pink Jeep.

 

Whitewater Rafting

Extreme Upper Pigeon

Length of Trip: 2 hours
Tour Days: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat | Late May – Labor Day
Restrictions: Minimum Age 12 Years

The best white-water rafting adventure for thrill-seekers. Experience the thrill of the Upper Pigeon in a smaller raft with a maximum of 3 rafters and a guide. We’ll push the limits running go-for-it lines, hitting the meat of big waves, and surfing all our favorite waves and hydraulics.

Upper Pigeon

Length of Trip: 2 hours
Tour Days: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat | Late May – Labor Day
Restrictions: Minimum Age 8 Years

Take an exciting 6.5-mile raft trip down class 3 and 4 rapids. Our guides will navigate your raft the entire trip, sharing their love of splashing through big waves, maneuvering around rocks, and enjoying the beauty of being in the great outdoors. Big waves, big drops and plenty of surfing will assure that you have the time of your life. For inexperienced and experienced paddlers.

Lower Pigeon

Length of Trip: 1.5 hours
Tour Days: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat | Late May – Labor Day
Restrictions: Minimum Age 3 Years

Experience a scenic float trip on the river. Rafting on the lower Pigeon is one of the best attractions in the Smoky Mountains for little kids. Water fights and splashing are very popular, kids absolutely love it, along with mom and dad. So, if you’re looking for something with a little less speed, this rafting trip on the Pigeon River is for you.

*Natural Floats occur in the spring and fall.

 

 

Zipline Excursions

Treetop Zipline

Length of Trip: 2.5 hours
Restrictions: Minimum Age 7 Years | Minimum 70 lbs | Maximum 250 lbs

There are nine world-class ziplines, three sky bridges and an ATV ride featured on this tour. Once you take your first step onto the tour, you will not touch the ground for 2.5 hours with travel from one tree to the other above amazing views. Get ready to soar!

Mountaintop Zipline

Length of Trip: 2 hours
Restrictions: Minimum Age 7 Years | Minimum 70 lbs | Maximum 250 lbs

There are five world-class ziplines, four sky bridges and an ATV ride featured on this tour. Zip higher and ride longer during this mountaintop zip line experience. This 2-hour tour offers outstanding panoramic views of the area that you will not find anywhere else.

 

Book Your Adventure in Advance

For adventures such as fly fishing, whitewater rafting and jeep tours where space is limited, we recommend inquiring about reservations well in advance of your stay. Those who would like to book adventures prior to arrival may do so through our Adventures team up to seven days before check-in.

To book your adventure in advance, please contact us at adventures@undercanvas.com.

 

Book Your Adventure At Camp

Required for those within 7 days of arrival

If you are within seven days of your arrival date, we will happily assist in booking your adventure when you check-in at Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains. Simply visit our on-site Guest Experience Coordinator at reception upon your arrival to plan your Smokies adventure.

 


Any reservations coordinated by Under Canvas Inc. are operated by independent third-party vendors and not by Under Canvas Inc. or any of its affiliates, and Under Canvas Inc. acts only as a booking agent for such vendors. Rates, inclusions, and exclusions are subject to change at any time until the activity has been paid in full. All members and guests participating in the activities may have to agree to separate operator terms and conditions and may be required to sign a release of liability, waiver, assumption of risk, or other similar form prior to participation.

Adventures Cancellation Policy: If you are to cancel within 30 days of your reservation, you will not receive a refund. If you are to cancel prior to the 30-day window, you will receive a 95% refund. In the event of unsafe weather or other dangerous conditions, your guide may choose to cancel a trip. Guide canceled trips receive a full refund. Rainfall or a forecast of rain does not necessarily require a trip to be canceled.